A Cambodian man and his Laotian accomplice were caught with 2 kg of crystal methamphetamine in Phnom Penh on Wednesday after undercover police lured them to the capital from Stung Treng province, an official said.
The pair’s boss is also thought to have traveled to Phnom Penh and is being sought, according to police.
The suspects were arrested outside the Preah Ket Mealea military hospital in Daun Penh district at about 4:30 p.m. and found in possession of the meth and more than 22,000 pills made from a mixture of meth and caffeine, said Yin Panharith, acting chief of the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug bureau 9.
“They came to Phnom Penh because our agents made an appointment” to purchase drugs from them, Mr. Panharith said. “We are now hunting [for] their boss, who traveled [to Phnom Penh] in another vehicle. We are notifying police at all borders and providing photos.”
The detained suspects will be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday, Mr. Panharith said.